"The Burlington, N.J., retail clothing company is an early
adopter and wholehearted embracer of Linux, although [CIO Mike]
Prince calls his adoption of the open source OS 'conservative,'
saying the software is widely available, the hardware is commodity
and the support is ubiquitous."
"Burlington Coat Factory was turned on to Linux by summer
interns, who wanted to use it on their workstations. Soon, the
entire engineering department was requesting Linux
"Linux is in 32 stores today with a wireless IP
application being deployed in those stores as well, Prince said.
For productivity, the company chose Applix Inc.'s Applixware.
Prince said users overcame their fears of working with something
other than Microsoft Office relatively quickly. He hopes to
have the entire Linux rollout done by October 1."
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